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08-03-21, 03:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 302
Posted By repechage

A Hal 9000 could give you an estimate of...

A Hal 9000 could give you an estimate of revolutions to failure, unless it interfered with the mission. Replace, another or go Record.
08-02-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By repechage

Those crank arms appear like what ital-Vega did...

Those crank arms appear like what ital-Vega did for a short time on the Superlight.

I do not think original. Drilling crank arms?
coffeehouse run bike
08-01-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,532
Posted By repechage

i like that crown. the seat stay paired...

i like that crown.
the seat stay paired component is interesting also.

on to design- creating a different fork with more rake or offset for a handlebar bag- ok
but that will reduce trail, ok, as...
07-28-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By repechage

prehistoric float:)

prehistoric float:)
07-27-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By repechage

Too Strong you are.

Too Strong you are.
Replies: 16
Views: 671
Posted By repechage

I read the terms before the auction, I was unsure...

I read the terms before the auction, I was unsure about the multiple platforms and it indicated to me it could be a mess, previous years were live in person essentially.
Picking up an item was just...
07-22-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 907
Posted By repechage

bearing spalling, un-redeemable slop.

bearing spalling, un-redeemable slop.
07-19-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 557
Posted By repechage

Dunlop special lightweight steel rims terrific...

Dunlop special lightweight steel rims
terrific for a pre hook bead rim
07-17-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 794
Posted By repechage

I have the book with the original title. How my...

I have the book with the original title.
How my Mom got me interested in reading.
totally messed me up for “see Spot run” in first grade. As a 5 year old reading about a carousel that the rider got...
07-15-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,521
Posted By repechage

Seriously, really depends as with ANY bike will...

Seriously, really depends as with ANY bike will the result fit your needs? Have you assessed basically what needs to be done?

on a French bike-
things that might crop up-
Pivo “death” stem...
07-15-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By repechage

Google and Apple are not “friends” ya know.

Google and Apple are not “friends” ya know.
07-15-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,168
Posted By repechage

Find correct part or file / dremel this one...

Find correct part
or
file / dremel this one to fit

French Steerers were often filed the way of your Motobecane. Note they are 25.0 -not 25.4mm, depending on the tolerances you may have to remove...
07-15-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,521
Posted By repechage

What do you want from life? By The Tubes. 1970’s

What do you want from life?
By The Tubes. 1970’s
07-15-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By repechage

If you must, get a small disc of sandpaper 80...

If you must, get a small disc of sandpaper 80 grit about right and stick it to the back side of the compression washer- punch a hole and assemble- that should add to the friction.

that written-...
07-14-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 501
Posted By repechage

that would get them dirty.

that would get them dirty.
07-13-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,992
Posted By repechage

They have the tour de france we have the tour...

They have the tour de france
we have the tour of north america

payback by USPS for the Lance thing
07-08-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,232
Posted By repechage

the months gallop by. Should be a decent repair....

the months gallop by. Should be a decent repair. Thank you for the circle back and update.
07-08-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,672
Posted By repechage

the comparison would be easy, have Cavendish...

the comparison would be easy, have Cavendish attempt the hour record, on an "Eddy" hour equal bike.
He can even try it at altitude.
07-06-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,439
Posted By repechage

Homage to the Citrus Country.

Homage to the Citrus Country.
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By repechage

These show up on Los Angeles Craigslist...

These show up on Los Angeles Craigslist reasonably frequently- all sorts of builds
no matter how they are assembled the examples that are sub $500 move, the bikes priced at $1,000 or more don’t.
...
07-04-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By repechage

Alternate branded parts like the waterbottle cage...

Alternate branded parts like the waterbottle cage are pretty common, a cage was needed, “here, we can use this one”
when the bottle is in place, no questions asked.

at the shop for which I first...
07-03-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,611
Posted By repechage

Ya know, yesterday I was riding my Masi to the...

Ya know, yesterday I was riding my Masi to the auto parts store, there was a 2003 Honda accord just driving poorly, I decided to stop and let her get well ahead, then due to traffic she ended up...
07-03-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,957
Posted By repechage

Yes, see all those tasty parts, not included in...

Yes, see all those tasty parts, not included in sale.
07-01-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,957
Posted By repechage

Serviced to me is tear it down and repack all. ...

Serviced to me is tear it down and repack all.
To the CL flippers, serviced is knock off the dirt and maybe WD-40 on the chain.
Just depends on your perspective. the bike appears like it was gone...
06-29-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,195
Posted By repechage

To be OEM you need the +1 mm wide BB lock ring. ...

To be OEM you need the +1 mm wide BB lock ring.
Jim Merz was making them for a time
really hard to find originals.
they are out there but no one knows to mention- you really have to look at the...
06-29-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,195
Posted By repechage

Everest Chain the Campagnolo bar ends are...

Everest Chain

the Campagnolo bar ends are cool, pricey.

original were White Hunt-Wilde PVC plugs.
everyone switched to Cinelli caps that were taped over- bar tape starting at the ends of the...
06-29-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,195
Posted By repechage

You need the little dabs of Yellow paint painted...

You need the little dabs of Yellow paint painted on the top tube clip fasteners- actually they snipped the screws off first originally.

the cable ends had cuffs crimped near the end of the cables-...
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By repechage

I see the evidence of a bad faith lawsuit. ...

I see the evidence of a bad faith lawsuit.
Hopefully your, pain, suffering and inconvenience was worth more.
Plus the cost of a same or similar helmet.
(in any crash, child car seats are "totaled"...
06-26-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,361
Posted By repechage

Stumbled upon this old thread pretty good...

Stumbled upon this old thread pretty good contributions from folk who have drifted away.

worth a read.
06-26-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,856
Posted By repechage

you want too much

you want too much
06-26-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,908
Posted By repechage

Altenberger- German

Altenberger- German
06-26-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 887
Posted By repechage

Dia-Compe for a time even made hoods with a knock...

Dia-Compe for a time even made hoods with a knock out for the extension levers.

aero levers refer to the cable routing- yes.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-25-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,379
Posted By repechage

those are the Medici lugs shown for the most...

those are the Medici lugs shown for the most part, They were "inspired" by the BCM Confente modified lugs but were when set next to each other poor imitations.
there was much lost in translation. As...
06-24-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 689
Posted By repechage

False on the seat binder bolt. Period. the seat...

False on the seat binder bolt. Period.
the seat binder may be original, maybe not.
does not match my 1971 SC
but hey, when these were new, period correct was not a term.

I am uneasy with the...
06-23-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,078
Posted By repechage

It has been sabotaged. Seat tube and head...

It has been sabotaged.

Seat tube and head tube graphics are completely different too.
The Pink Panther did it.
06-23-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,063
Posted By repechage

But it will "plane" ;)

But it will "plane" ;)
06-20-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 752
Posted By repechage

high flange hubs are a must with these, bravo

high flange hubs are a must with these, bravo
06-20-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 752
Posted By repechage

the black and red frames are a terrific color...

the black and red frames are a terrific color pair.

I have a Silver/Red example. Bought cheap as had a stuck stem, hacked off to harvest the headset! Fortunately 5 minutes of effort to remove, the...
06-19-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By repechage

30 years ago I was given a pair of slicks for my...

30 years ago I was given a pair of slicks for my Ritchey mtb. Was quite surprised at how well it rolled.
younger and faster, a number of the racing set were despondent when they could not drop me on...
06-12-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By repechage

I would first repack the bearings- to learn the...

I would first repack the bearings- to learn the condition of the internals.

if they pass that test then look for a possible replacement rim.
might even look for the same rim on eBay and then...
06-11-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 899
Posted By repechage

PM Johnson is not especially svelte. the...

PM Johnson is not especially svelte.
the cassette is typical 1x mtb.
SRAM gearing no doubt, not USA produced but USA HQ.
should have found Paul rear mech and brakes.

the paint is interesting....
06-11-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,721
Posted By repechage

Team Biden shades. Biden knows bikes, the...

Team Biden shades.

Biden knows bikes, the USA presented a custom Belinkey to Boris Johnson this trip to the UK.
With as many American components as possible.
Only error I saw was no fenders.
06-10-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 21,067
Posted By repechage

I found humor on the early examples that had ...

I found humor on the early examples that had

Guaranteed World’s Finest Bicycle

along the downtube in all caps.
06-10-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 501
Posted By repechage

I was on my way to The Bicycle Stand in Long...

I was on my way to The Bicycle Stand in Long Beach and heard this cascade of slapping.
idiot lights came on,
had a Good hunch what it was.
serpentine belt.
go to the bike shop.
then walk to the...
06-10-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 54,804
Posted By repechage

nothing attached. Look at the Chesini, Faggin,...

nothing attached.
Look at the Chesini, Faggin, Centurion just a few posts earlier... Ski runs
06-10-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,571
Posted By repechage

That requires a bit of keen observation. And most...

That requires a bit of keen observation. And most often avoidance of cantilever brakes.
06-07-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 54,804
Posted By repechage

no vintage ride for me yesterday, family...

no vintage ride for me yesterday, family birthday.
On these images though, the persistent downward tilt of the saddles...
there is a position or saddle selection problem.
When the saddle tilts...
06-06-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,745
Posted By repechage

I have set up a few bikes for others with inline...

I have set up a few bikes for others with inline brake levers- requires “aero” levers and provides good stopping performance.

”dual position” levers were to me convenience levers, not safety...
06-05-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 733
Posted By repechage

I find interesting the edges the head tube and...

I find interesting the edges the head tube and seat tube color breaks were done - blue to “champagne”
the headtube color break is pretty typical, the seat tube at the tube edge, not the outer lug...
06-05-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By repechage

Note how they skirted any official tie in that...

Note how they skirted any official tie in that was going to require royalties
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